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Cate Blanchett feels judged by other mothers
Cate Blanchett feels her parenting skills are being judged by other mothers.
The Oscar-winning actress has three children – Dashielle, 12, Roman, 10 and Ignatuis, six – and says she’s held to a different set of standards compared to the majority of parents.
Cate, who is married to theatre boss Andrew Upton, reflected: “You know [the other mums] are observing how you parent. They don’t know how you cram everything in to make space for your kids like any working parent.”
The 45-year-old actress admits it’s stressful trying to juggle her Hollywood career with raising her children.
She told PORTER magazine: “Playing the lead in a film where you shoot for three months away from home is not an easy thing for me when my children are in school and my husband is running a theatre company.
“They [the other mothers] assume you have a nanny and a driver and a chef.
“Who gives a s*** whether I do or not?
“The fact is I don’t, but you know there is a certain circle of people – and we all get insecure – who then ask, ‘Why can’t she brush her hair?’ You just have to shrug that off.”